GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in BlueOscar Levant, pianoPhiladelphia OrchestraEugene Ormandy, conductorColumbia 78rpm Set MX-251 (XCO 34781 - 34783)Recorded in 1945Digital transfer by F. Reeder(High bit rate) Topics: Gershwin, Oscar Levant, Ormandy, Philadelphia Orchestra, 78rpm
An old 1958 episode of the Oscar Levant show, with Fred Astaire as guest star. This item had previously been uploaded by someone else to Archive.org, but was removed. Also, please excuse the poor picture quality. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Oscar Levant, Fred Astaire, TV, 50s, fifties
Al Jolson sings "California, Here I Come." Oscar Levant tells Al his wife want to get into politics, then performs a melody from Chopin. Oscar complains about being hungry while other people have already eaten their Thanksgiving dinner. Dorothy Lamour visits, and Al wants to do a Road Picture with her, then tries to make love to her. Topics: Kraft Music Hall, Al Jolson, Oscar Levant, Dorothy Lamour, Music, Comedy, Old Time Radio, OTR
John Frayne hosts two local classical music programs. On 'Classics of rhe Phonograph' (two hours in) pianist Oscar Levant is profiled. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Levant Topics: John Frayne, Oscar Levant, WILL-FM, Classical Music, Radio Airchecks, Central Illinois Radio
The Allen's Alley question for the day is: "Now that it has been with us for 50 years, what is your reaction to the telephone?" Fred is getting a band together, and Oscar Levant wants to join. Topics: Fred Allen Show, Fred Allen, Oscar Levant, Comedy, Old Time Radio, OTR
A classic American musical centered on dance, and featuring the music of George Gershwin. favorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: movie trailers, musicals, George Gershwin, Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant
A lavish and expansive musical biography of George Gershwin with a strong cast that includes a number of notable musical figures of the the day as themselves. A rich montage of Gershwin's popular and classical music outstandingly performed and presented. If you love Gershwin, don't miss this one. CAST NOTES: Robert Alda's film debut. Al Jolson's last credited film role. He made a brief uncredited appearance in "The Jolson Story" (1946). TRIVIA: The Catfish Row set in the "Porgy... Topics: movie trailers, biopics, musicals, George Gershwin, Robert Alda, Joan Leslie, Alexis Smith, Charles...
The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours... Topics: OTR, AFRS, WWII, Fred Allen, Orson Welles, Words With Music, Merle Oberon, Margo, Ann Richards,...